Need-to-Know Information About Taking the GMAT

Things to keep in mind before taking the GMAT

How do you start your GMAT registration?

The Graduate Management Admission Test or the GMAT is one of the most worldwide accepted entrance exams for a degree course in MBA. Being a graduate from the MBA schools has its own share of advantages for your career pathway. Moreover, the B-schools, while considering your application, have a close look in your application form before granting you the admission. Hence, GMAT has almost become a mandatory exam for an admission in the B-schools. In order to take this exam, you need to be perceptive about the procedure involved in it. You need to follow proper registration guidelines and complete the procedure either by phone, mail and fax. If you wish to register online, you need to create an account in the official site of GMAT. To register through phone, you need to try the numbers provided in the GMAT registration webpage. Similarly, you need to visit the registration webpage for getting the address for registration through mail or fax.

How do you register online?

For online registration for GMAT, you need to create an account and need to register yourself as a user in the GMAT log-in webpage. Always keep in mind that you need to provide the exact birth date and your exact name in the GMAT account, as they appear in the identification proof that you will provide at the test center. Once you are done with the technical details, you need to pay by your credit or debit cards. Check the fee payment webpage for a better look in the procedure for payment.

How would you register by phone?

For registering by phone, you need to dial the following numbers which are given according to your location.

  • Americas: For registration within USA and Canada, you can dial the toll free number 1-800-717-GMAT (4628) within 7.00 am and 7.00 pm (central time). An alternative number is 1-952-681-3680 within 7.00 am and 7.00 pm (central time).
  • You need to dial 1-866-442GMAT (4628) for getting registration information in Victoria and British Columbia. In Asia Pacific, you can try +603 8318-9961 from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. (AEST).
  • For Europe/Middle East/Africa you should try +44 (0) 161 855 7219 from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm (GMT)

How would you resister through fax and mail?

For registration through fax, you need to complete the GMAT appointment registration form. You need to provide your country code and then fax it to the customer service number based on your location. For America it is 1-952-681-3681, for Asia Pacific it is +603 8319 1092 and for Europe/Middle East/Europe it is +44 (0) 161 855 7301. If you wish to mail your application form, you can do so to the following address:

Pearson VUE
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907

What are the identification proofs you will need?

On the day of the GMAT test, you need to carry with you the exact identification information that you provided while registration. The test center officials scrutinize your identity thoroughly before letting you in the test center. Passport book, driver’s license issued by the government, Government authorized national/state/province identity card including the European ID card and military card are standard id proofs used for identification. Check the detailed identification requirements of the management aptitude test.

How would you find out the test center and dates for GMAT?

For this test you need to know about the centers around your location and the available test dates. The GMAT has over 530 test centers spanning over 111 countries. To find the test center you need to first login your GMAT account and then look for the test centers. Provide the zip or the postal codes, country name and address in the specified fields and hit ‘search’. Once you get the list of all test centers, fill in the checkboxes beside them and then hit ‘next’. You will now get the dates in a calendar beside the test centers of GMAT.

Further details for taking the GMAT:

You have to know about the rules followed in the test centers. You need to know what to expect on the test day and also about the articles to bring to the test center. Finally, it would be useful for you to know about the administration rules for GMAT for further awareness.